Monday 23 April 2018

Aviva Stadium to host rugby’s Heineken Cup Final next year

DUBLIN’S Aviva Stadium is to host the Heineken Cup Final next year.

The Aviva Stadium will host the 2013 Heineken Cup final on May 18 and the RDS will host the Amlin Challenge Cup final the night before.

Dublin has never previously staged the Amlin final, but it has hosted the Heineken showpiece on two previous occasions.

"The decision of the ERC (European Rugby Cup) Board to stage both the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup finals in Dublin reflects the hugely-positive impact Irish clubs and fans have had on European club rugby," ERC chief executive Derek McGrath said.

This season's Heineken final, which takes place at Twickenham next Saturday, is an all-Irish affair between holders Leinster and Ulster.

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